The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


July 25, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, July 26, 2012


Dorothy Mae Kinser Morris

Dorothy Mae Kinser Morris, 83, formerly of Bellwood, Pa., died June 24, 2012, in Titusville, Fla., after a short illness.

Born Feb. 23, 1929, in Dixie, she was the daughter of the late Pearl Backus Thomas and Carl M. Kinser. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Mac N. Morris, and son, Michael Lee Ferrell.

Surviving: her sister, Lois Jean Hudson of Chesterton, Ind.; daughters, Carol Smith and husband Richard “Dickie” Smith of Fayetteville and Anne Zimmerman and husband Kenneth of Penn Run, Pa.; sons, Peter C. Zapotocky of Ebensburg, Pa., and John E. Zapotocky and wife Barbara of Mims, Fla.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held in the chapel at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Dennis Kinzer officiating.

The family requests donations be made to your local humane society or the New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Maxine Priddy

Maxine Priddy, 83, of Hilltop, died July 19, 2012.

In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated and there will be no services.

Private online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Carl Morris Sanger

Carl Morris Sanger, 90, of Oak Hill, died July 20, 2012.

He was the son of Lace and Murl Sanger, Sanger Street in Oak Hill.

He graduated from Collins High School Class of 1940 and continued to enjoy yearly reunions. The 70th year reunion was the final one he attended as well as helped to organize. This cohesive group of remaining graduates always enjoyed companionship, jokes, walks down memory lane, and family member involvement.

Mr. Sanger worked with civil engineering on highways, mines, truck deliveries, digging ditches, farming, from the time he was 13 until retirement. He held true to his values and was clearly able to speak to many topics.

His lifelong passion of farming and raising Morgan horses and boxers kept him close to home and true happiness.

Surviving: his wife, Gwendolyn Sanger, the love of his life; his daughter, Sarah Glover, his principal care giver for several years and competition nightly of “who loves who the most” are true loving memories; and his “Little Man,” grandson Eric Hambrick, who was the light of his life. Carl was always proud of him and Eric attributes all of his accomplishments in life to “pawpaw” — his role model and the only true father he has ever known. His “Baby Girl,” granddaughter Kristen Hambrick Gallant, presented the beauty and sweetness in her entire childhood antics. Great-grandchildren are Lauren Hambrick, Evan Hambrick, Darian Heintzman, Ian Heintzman, and MaKenna Gallant; special member of the family, best friend, companion to family, and “worker bee with the largest heart in the world,” Jimmy Day; and brothers Jack Sanger of Charleston, George Sanger of Athens, Ga., and Robert Sanger of Oak Hill.

Due to the expressed wishes of Carl, he will be cremated and no services held.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home of Oak Hill.

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